Glandirana minima (Ting and T'sai, 1979)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Glandirana > Species: Glandirana minima

Rana minimus Ting and T'sai, 1979, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 4: 297, 299. (Authors also transliterated as Ding and Cai--DRF.) Holotype: Dept. Biology, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 58001, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Lingshi Monastery [=Lingshi Si], Dongzhang, Fuqing Xian, alt. 300 m", Fujian, China.

Glandirana minimaFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 147; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 256; Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 114.

Rana (Glandirana) minimaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328.

Glandirana minimaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 37. See comment under Ranidae record..

English Names

Fujian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Little Gland Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 187-189).


Eastern part of Fujian Province, China, 110–550 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Section Hylarana, subsection Hylarana, subgenus Glandirana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 187-189, provided a brief account, map, and figure. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana mangyanum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 507. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1100-1105, provided an account, figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 294-295, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 335, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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